Second Life Top Model - could it be you?

photo by Astralia
Just over a year ago I entered a model competition that changed my Second Life, and took my career to a whole new level. And now it's time for me to pass my title on. The Second Life Top Model Competition is running for the second year, and this time it will be even bigger and better than the first.

The SL Top Model Competition is a pure modelling contest, it's about styling and presenting looks that will wow your audience and make them want to run to the stores to buy everything you're wearing. It's about showing versatility and creativity as a model. It's a great opportunity for any model who wants to be challenged to show his or her very best, every time. I would encourage any model who wants to take their career to the top to have a go. And good luck to you if you do!

Here's the casting notice:

The TOP MODEL COMPETITION is open to all models in SL, male, female, from any agency, including former Miss and Mister Virtual World candidates, and previous Top Model competition finalists. You need a genuine hunger for success as a top model, and the look, style and runway posing abilities to sell any outfit.

The TOP MODEL competition is organised by BOSL, but the judges will be some of the best designers in SL, plus some of the fashion industry's most seasoned professionals. This is your chance to be seen by some of the most successful designers and influential people in the SL fashion world.

The winner will secure contracts with some of SL's best known designers, be on the cover and have a fashion spread in BOSL Magazine, walk in BOSL Fashion Week shows and receive a package of other rewards including magazine interviews and professional photographs.

Let's see if you have what it takes to be SL's Top Model!

Here are the steps to follow:
1. Join "the Best of SL Magazine Readers"  group to get the most current contest information.

2. Create a FOLDER named "TOP MODEL COMPETITION Call 2014 - Your Name" and include the following:

3. A 512x512 or 1024x0124  raw snapshot FULL PERM in a white or black background, FULL BODY, of your BEST STYLING to show us why you should be the next Top Model.  (LABEL - TOP MODEL - YOUR NAME - FULL BODY)

4. A 512x512 or 1024x1024 raw snapshot FULL PERM HEAD SHOT (LABEL - TOP MODEL - YOUR NAME - HEAD)

And include in the folder.

5. A notecard (full perm) called "I AM A TOP MODEL [YOUR NAME]" With your model resume, including details of your formal model training, agency affiliations, runway and print experience, plus your Flickr and blog URLs (if any).

6. Send the folder to Locuala Madruga by MIDNIGHT SLT on Sunday,  25th May.

Please follow all these instructions - failure to do so will mean your application is disregarded. Incomplete applications will be excluded from the selection process.


Chosen models will be announced in the BOSL Readers Group on May 27th 2014.
They will be invited to take part in an initial walk  at 10 AM SLT on SUNDAY 1st June. From this walk off, 30 finalists will be selected to go through to the live heats.



• Live heats will take place EVERY SUNDAY in JUNE  at 10 AM SLT.
   Make sure you will be available for these times.
• THE GRAND FINALE will be on SUNDAY JULY 6th time to be confirmed

• A jury of professionals in SL fashion industry (Top Models, Designers, etc..)  will judge you on your Live Heats presentation based on your appearance, styling and interpretation of the assigned theme, as well as execution of the choreography. They will pick the models they consider are worth saving for the next round. Each week 5 finalists will be eliminated, until just 10 remain for the GRAND FINALE!

• A new and exciting element will be added to this year's contest - social media! Finalists styling will be published on the TOP MODEL Facebook page, and public votes in the form of "likes" will be counted in the live heats. So the public will be your judges too!